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Calcium deficiency is occasionally seen in canola but is yet to be observed in cereals due to the widespread use of superphosphate.
Western Australia (WA) agricultural soils, particularly acidic sands, are inherently low in magnesium but deficiency is rare in broadacre crops.
The Department of Agriculture and Food has urged people buying spring flowering bulbs from the internet or from catalogues to ensure they are not bulbs which could pose a threat to Western Australi
Livestock producers are reminded they are responsible for the welfare of the animals they consign for transport.
Wheatbelt farmers are being urged to take steps to lower glyphosate resistance in annual ryegrass after a survey showed over 40 per cent of samples displayed some form of resistance.
Fruit growers are encouraged to continue with strict orchard hygiene and late foliage baiting to reduce the impact of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) for next season’s crop.
A fungal foliar disease caused by Pyrenophora wirreganensis that primarily infects a range of grasses and can be found on paddock and road verges in spring.
Boron deficiency is rare in cereals in Western Australia (WA) and will impact broadleaf crops such as lupin and canola before affecting cereals like wheat and barley.
A stubble-borne fungal foliar disease of barley cause by Pseudoseptoria donacis (synonym Selenophoma donacis). It occurs more frequently in high rainfall areas of the West Austra
Net-type net blotch is a stubble-borne fungal foliar disease occurring more frequently in the medium and high rainfall areas of the WA wheatbelt. It can reduce grain yield and quality.